Thursday, August 25, 2011

Buh bye, jet

What once cost the state more than $5.45 million was sold for $2.5 million today to an Alaska couple, the Governor's Office announced.

"The state’s luxury jet was the ultimate symbol of waste and excess," Gov. Susana Martinez said in a statement.

"There is no reason that taxpayers should have been on the hook for the millions of dollars that it cost to purchase and maintain this plane. It was a purchase that was neither practical nor cost-effective, and I’m proud that we kept our promise to sell it."

The Cessna Citation Bravo was at the center of criticism of former Gov. Bill Richardson during the 2010 gubernatorial race.

Stay tuned for what else may be on the chopping block. At least one group would like the state to get rid of its commuter train. . .

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